Heather has worked with doctors and psychiatrists in the Integrative Mental Health field to develop mind-body protocols specifically for trauma, OCD, PTSD, and other anxiety/mood afflictions.
A skilled, compassionate, resourceful teacher and consultant drawing on all these roles to educate, heal and build resiliency in people who have lived through trauma or other significant challenges. With nearly 20 years, unique experience in an exceptionally diverse mix of environments including corporate, private, mental health, and educational, and with a broad base of knowledge ranging from injury recovery, addition, professional performance to disability and domestic violence, Heather is committed to empowering clients to safely work with the body to heal all aspects of self – physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and relational.
Hydration Teacher 2012- Present
Lecture on brain health with medical-grade water. Teach corporations, wellness clinics, and restaurants, how electrolyzed reduced water, can bring better health, save money long term, and add additional positive income if desired. I work alongside doctors in private practice who are doing clinical research with this water and providing this type of education to the patient. Resources available upon request.
Yogic Ancient Brain Protocols
2012 - Present
Development and Instruction of Brain Programs for seniors in Alzheimer and Dementia Departments at Marian Manor, Country Meadows, Avani Institute, and the Jewish Community Center. Illustrated Kundalini Yoga PubMed research to the scientific programs custom-tailored to each population. Each program resulted in less illness, no progression in memory loss, and an uplifted will to work hard on self. Presented knowledge to upper staff in the benefits of creating a staff program in stress reduction. Created and implemented a program to help nurses and aids deal with anxiety, physical pain from job duties, and skills to protect their hips, backs, and legs on the job.
Private Stroke Clients
2013 - Present
The population consists of only physical therapists, psychologists, and doctors who researched outside their health plan for rehabilitation. As a trauma recovery expert, I utilized Kundalini Meditations to relieve severe depression and suicidal thoughts, as well as, insomnia and PTSD. Proceeded to create individualized brain protocols from my Kundalini library to address brain damage, emotional issues, and the immune system. Thus far, one of the massive stroke clients had a 70% recovery within the work and is no longer disabled, but on the job again as a physical therapist.
Corporate Wellness Consultant
2001 - Present
Hired to teach, lecture, and educate for Heinz, PPG, Federal Reserve Bank, Western PA Hemophilia Foundation, and Alpha-1 Patient Support Group. Trained as a cessation smoking counselor to lecture for companies in the Tri-State Area. Hired privately for CEOs in stress reduction, mental focus, and clarity. Programs for Corporations consist of Stress reduction with meditation, Lunchtime YOGA, and Wellness as a lifestyle.
Developed Yogic Healing Programs 2004 - Present
Administered and developed programs for teenagers at Richard E. Rauh Conservatory, Pathfinder School, and the Creative and Performing Arts High School in Pittsburgh. Utilizing social interactive acting exercises, music therapy, yogic philosophies, and physical brain work resistance, troubled teenagers were instructed to re-channel their anger into constructive communication and healing.
Professor of Dance 2003 - 2009
Adjunct of Dance at New York University, Long Island University, and Point Park University. Trained and mentored students acting, singing, and dancing skills to understand human behavior. Developed leaders in the industry who work in major films, Broadway, and creation of new productions. Hired by the Billy Graham Association in 2001 to choreograph their television production of “The Greatest Gift” in India.
B.A. in Dance Point Park University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Kundalini Yoga Certification 1 Kundalini Research Institute New Mexico
Kundalini Yoga Certification 2 Kundalini Research Institute New Mexico
- Two Power Pilates certifications from New York City
- CPR certified
- Silver Sneakers Certified by Highmark
- Reiki Master
- ACT 34
- ACT 35
- IDEA Mind-Body Insurance
- Member of Yoga Alliance
- International Union Kundalini Yoga
REFERENCES upon request